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[CQ-Contest] RES: TRIATHLON DX Contest

To: "Kostas Stamatis" <sv1dpi@otenet.gr>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] RES: TRIATHLON DX Contest
From: "py5eg" <py5eg@iesa.com.br>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:43:13 -0300
List-post: <cq-contest@contesting.com">mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Hi Kostas

We announced exactly the same kind of competition some months ago
Here our rules
please take a look on our page





The WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST is a unique world-wide contest intended to 
promote the multi-mode skill of the ham contest community in one single 24-hour 
period competition. The GADX Araucaria Dx Group together with the majority of 
the Brazilian Contest and DX Clubs (list attached), based upon the success of 
the IRON MAN and some other multi-sports competitions, are sponsoring a 
different contest alternative where the competitors must use several 
alternatives to test their skills in different ham radio modes on all bands 
around the clock for 24 hours. 


The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão (LABRE) is officially 
supporting the contest in line with the joint effort Brazilian tradition.


The objectives of the contest:

To promote the union of all radio amateurs in the world; 
To promote, CW, PHONE and DIGITAL modes to the entire ham radio community; 
To promote the integration of different mode operators around the world. 
To promote the integration of IT technologies with the Ham Radio competition. 
To promote and stimulate the ability for contest planning 
To drastically shorten the time for log submission and results publication 
To create contest alternatives for ham competition. 




The second full weekend of June for 24 hours starting Saturday 12:00 UTC and 
ending Sunday 11:59 UTC.




Mode: CW, PHONE &  RTTY 
Bands: 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m; 
The 24 hours contest is organized to have 8 hours of operation on each mode in 
periods no shorter than one hour. So if the participant SOAB or M/2AB start an 
operation in one specific mode the operator(s) must remain on this mode for at 
least one hour. 
During each period no shorter than one hour, a station (SOAB or M/2AB) may only 
use one mode. 
Each participant should operate no more than 8 hours on each mode, 
independently of the number of periods no shorter than one hour he takes 
Totally free band change 
Contacts must be made within the modes and sub-bands assigned. 
Contest planning is a must for this contest 




4.1.SOAB Single Operator All bands

For all Single Operator categories, only one person (the operator) can 
contribute to the final score during the official contest period.



4.1.1 Single Operator: Those stations at which one person performs all 
operating, logging, and spotting functions.

4.1.2 Single Operator participants may change bands without restrictions. Only 
one signal can be transmitted at any given time. Total output shall not exceed 
1500 W 

4.1.3. Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500-meter diameter 
circle. All antennas used by an entrant must be physically connected to the 
transmitters by wires (feeders).


4.2. M2 AB - Multi-operators two Transmitters


4.2.1. Only two transmitted signals at any given time. More than two different 
transmitters can be used but only two may be active at any given time. The 
competitors in this category must prove that they have used a mechanism which 
prevents more than two signals being transmitted at the same time during all 24 
hours. The organizers will use special means to check this rule. 

4.2.2. If the SOAB, or M2AB participants works a station on a different mode 
than the chosen mode, the QSOs will count 0 points without penalties. Please do 
not delete these QSOs as it will aid in the log cross-checking process. Such 
contacts will count for the station worked in accordance with the present rules.

4.2.3. Due to the character of this contest, there are no separate categories 
for single-band operation or other limited band/mode operation. However, we 
encourage participation of stations with restricted mode operation and 
restricted band operation

4.2.4. Mode Operation Periods

Each mode, CW, SSB, RTTY, can be used for a maximum of 8 hours, in periods of 
time no shorter than one hour each.  If only 1 or 2 modes are used, 
consequently the total participation time is limited to respectively 8 or 16 


4.3. Packet Cluster & IT Technologies:

DXCluster - The use of DXCluster network is allowed for all categories. The 
participants can receive information from DXCluster, however is strictly 
prohibited to seft-spot or request, by any means, that others announce you 
during the contest. 


Promoting a gradual enlargement of the integration between contests and new IT 
technologies the WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST will, in the future, create new 
categories to motivate remote operation or other new technologies.





All same-mode-two-way contacts between stations in the same Entity (country) or 
different Entities (countries) and Continents are allowed and valid. For 
definition of Entities, the official DXCC lists applies. The same station can 
be contacted on all bands and all modes.





We suggest the use of IRON HAM, or IH for the contest, but it is allowed to use 
simply "CQ test" and from time to time an indication that is IRON HAM Contest.





All stations: send RS, or RST + CQ ZONE




8.1. For all participants:

QSO with same Entity: 1 point; 
QSO with other Entities on same Continent: 2 points; 
QSO with other continents: 3 points. 




The multiplier is the number of entities and zones worked by mode independently 
of the band.

Multipliers are counted once per mode but not per band 
Entity and zone multipliers are according to the DXCC list. 
The /MM stations are not multipliers but count 3 points. 




The sum of points obtained on a specific mode, multiplied by the sum of 
multipliers (Entities + Zones) for that mode is the final score for that mode.

The total score is the sum of the scores for each mode.



Excess of unique calls, wrong calls, not in log, will be penalized according to 
the well known UBN log checking system as described on section 15.


Apart from that penalties  terms mentioned above, the following is also 

Using any IP net for the remote transceiving, including web radio stations; 
Self-spotting and soliciting contacts by any non-amateur means during the 
Using any other call sign than the participation call sign for; 
 Holding the operating frequency on other bands or making schedules; 
All other self-spotting manners. 
Our aim is to maintain a fair competition and prevent unfair and 
unsportsmanlike operations and/or procedures. The decisions of the contest 
committee are final.





Dupes are contacts made with the same station on the same band and mode. If the 
first contact between stations is valid, dupes have 0 points value. If the 
first contact is not valid, a second (dupe) contact is accepted.

Dupe contacts are not penalized; 
There is no need to mark them in the log submission. 
Moreover, entrants are strictly recommended to leave DUPES in the log. 




We need electronics logs! The WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST requires electronic 
logs for every possible high-scored entry.

·        Submit your log in the CABRILLO format created by all major logging 

·        All times must be UTC;

·        All sent and received exchanges are to be logged;

·        Filename for the log should be your_call.log and must be sent as an 

·        Logs submitted as plain-text email are also acceptable;

·        In the header of the electronic log submission you MUST specify the 
category of participation and the full postal address for dispatch to the 
participant the results, trophies, awards and certificates. A written 
declaration is not necessary;

·        Points and final score calculations are not necessary, calculations 
are done by our software;

·        Logs must be submitted to the contest sponsors within 72 hours. We 
will recognize and additional time for DX-pedition or areas where internet is 
not available.

·        Electronic logs must be submitted via e-mail to: .......... Be sure to 
put the station call sign in the "Subject:" line. The server will automatically 
acknowledge your e-mail log within 48 hours;



           All competitors whose are competing for the top 5 scores, or records 
in each category must maintain availability of a digital recording of all 24 
hours of the contest. The judging committee reserves the right to request such 
file at any time during the log checking procedures.





·        All " WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST and related information (Rules, 
claimed/confirmed scores, FAQ, additional information) will be posted at the 
website of the GADX - ARAUCARIA DX GROUP http://www.araucariadx.com   and the 
other Brazilian Contest Clubs web addresses  accordingly with list attached.

·        The results will be published at our above web address.

·        All participants, who send a Cabrillo log via e-mail, will receive a 
UBN-list with the claimed/confirmed results listed separately by mode period 
and a QSO list, containing errors and errors by worked stations.

·        Penalties consist the loss of the invalid contact including multiplier 
credit plus the removal of triple QSO points, and are assessed  accordingly:

Incorrectly logged calls (Bad Call)

Incorrectly logged exchange numbers

QSO not present in the other station log (NIL)

·        QSO are neither counted nor penalized for the following:

Other station incorrectly logged entrant's call

Other station incorrectly logged entrant's exchange number

QSO time in entrant's log and other station's log difference is more    than 3 
minutes (except systematic computer errors).

QSO bands or modes in entrant's log and other station's log differ.

Dupe QSO which is not in the other station's log.





16.1. World Champion SOAB

The highest SOAB score independently of Continent will receive a special 
trophy, the IRON HAM. 


16.2. World Champion M2AB

The highest M2AB score a special trophy.  IRON HAM TEAM


16.3. Plaques

The highest score for each Continent and Category will receive a special plaque.


16.4. Certificates 

All highest scores in each category and each Country will receive a certificate 
mentioning the score and position in his Country and Continent.


16.5. Results:

THE WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST has a firm commitment to gradually reduce the 
timing for results publication.  We will start in the 2012 Contest with an 
objective to announce the results within 60 days. The results are going to be 
published on the GADX web page  http://www.araucariadx.com and also in the 
other Brazilian DX Clubs pages accordingly with list attached.


17.  Special Internal competition:

       We will use the WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST to promote other aspects of 
the competition. We will annually and gradually add new aspects of competition 
and recognition.

       In 2012 we will issue special certificates for

Best mode period score SOAB and M2 
Best hour QSOs rate for each mode period (CW,PHONE & RTTY)  for SOAB  M2 

18.  Special prize:

        The WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST is offering to the SOAB winner and one 
representative of the M2 winner a special prize of 4 days free accommodation in 
any Brazilian City with a Contest Station combined with total free contest 
participation. Before the contest we will announce a list of the city/stations 
available and the winners can make their choice accordingly.









-----Mensagem original-----
De: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com 
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] Em nome de Kostas Stamatis
Enviada em: domingo, 11 de março de 2012 17:13
Para: cq-contest@contesting.com
Assunto: [CQ-Contest] TRIATHLON DX Contest

Triathlon DX Contest announcement
It all started in August of 2011. That was about when it occurred to Mike, 
SV5BYR that a big Greek Contest was missing from international Ham Radio 
Contest Calendar.  By the end of September this idea became mature and so the  
"Triathlon" was born! A triathlon is a multi- sport event involving the 
completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events. And as you have 
already guessed, it is a Greek word. We had to change a bit the name to 
Triathlon Dx Contest to match our activity. Actually, trying here to simulate 
the original Triathlon athletic event, we involved three major ham radio modes, 
SSB, CW, RTTY. It will be a 24 hour non-stop event divided in three sections, 
each one devoted to a different mode. There are some tentative rules of the 
contest that you can take a look. It will take place every Saturday, the 1st 
full weekend of February, debuting on 02-02-2013.


After all, what makes this particular contest unique is the special gift for 
the winner! (take a look to the prize page)


In this point we have to mention all the Greek amateurs who are working to make 
this event alive: SV1DPI, SV1NK, SV2AGW, SV2DCD, SV5BYR, SV7JAR, SV8CS, SV8RX, 

There is still a lot of work to be done and more details to be announced. Stay 


More here:  http://triathlon-dx-contest.blogspot.com 

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